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Front gums feel bumpy and sore after upper molar extraction. What could be causing this?

I had my last upper left molar extracted on tuesday so i am currently taking antibiotics . I noticed yesterday that the top of my mouth and the bottom front gums feel bumpy like and is a little sore/sensitive. What is causing this? And what can i do to make it go away or help sooth it? I am also having a tonsilectomy this month if its relevent.
Asked On : Tue, 6 Nov 2012
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hello and welcome to hcm forum,
I would like you to know that soreness on the top is most probably following the extraction, healing will take a week , until then use an antibacterial mouth wash(twice/day),
warm saline rinses(3-4 times/day) will provide pain relief and promote healing.
Whereas, soreness in lower front gum tissue may be due to periodontal reasons ,
I recommend you to visit a dentist for full mouth scaling, but only once the extraction site has healed completely.
I will advise you to complete antibiotic prophylaxis(medication) and then undergo tonsillectomy .
Do not worry, dental problem does not interfere tonsillectomy.
i hope i answered your query,
i wish you good health.
take care.

Answered: Thu, 8 Nov 2012
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